Influence & Image

Today as I write this, I’m celebrating the 103th anniversary of my mother’s birth. I was in my late twenties when she died almost forty years ago; an age when I wasn’t old enough, or wise enough, to ask her the important questions about her life and its influence on me. Maybe that’s . . . → Read More: Influence & Image

Magic Wand

It’s been a a tough week in my community on many fronts. A mother and daughther riding bikes on a road near my home were injured in a hit-and-run. A short distance away the hit-and-run vehicle, a Hummer, rear-ended a family pickup stopped at an intersection I drive through all the time. Still . . . → Read More: Magic Wand

A Larger Perspective

We all knew from the moment the movie began that something bad was going to happen. It was just a matter of time until the teen heroine of Soul Surfer lost her arm to a savage shark attack while surfing with friends off the coast of Kauai. Her survival and recovery are companion-ed . . . → Read More: A Larger Perspective


My son likes to say, “Hallmark isn’t the boss of me.” The obligatory cards for birthdays and Mother’s Day aren’t his thing. Which is fine by me every time the door bell rings and a smiling delivery person presents me with a bouquet of flowers when I answer the door. This bouquet’s accompanying . . . → Read More: Random